Dec 18, 2013 8:54 PM by Kirsten Boyd

Woman arrested for threatening brother-in-law with gun

A woman has been arrested and is facing charges after a reported shooting at a home during a disturbance.

The shooting was reported at 10:08 a.m. in the 7400 block of Silverdale Street in Widefield. According to El Paso County Sheriff's deputies, there was a disturbance between Rachel Thompson, 26 and her brother-in-law. Deputies say during that argument, Thompson retrieved a handgun from elsewhere in the home. Thompsom reportedly threated her brother-in-law with the gun which went off when he pushed it away.

Thompson's 11-month-old child was in the home at the time of the incident. No injuries were reported.

Thompson has been booked into the El Paso County Criminal Justice Center and held on $2000 bond for felony menacing and misdemeanor charges of child abuse and reckless endangerment.


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